Drinking Water at the Correct Time Maximizes its effectiveness on the body

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Apr 05, 2014

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Human body has an inevitable dependency on water. While drinking ample water is very important for your health, the time when you drink water also plays a crucial role. Here are the best times to drink water for best results.
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    Water for Health

    Human body has an inevitable dependency on water. While drinking ample water is very important for your health, the time when you drink water also plays a crucial role. Here are the best times to drink water for best results. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Before Bedtime

    Often find yourself thirty the moment you wake up in the morning. It happens because your body loses fluids when you are asleep. Drink at least one glass of water before you go to bed to prepare your body for any fluid loss that can occur during sleep. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Early Morning

    Since your body loses water while you sleep and you are naturally thirsty or dehydrated in the morning so drink a glass of water after waking up to help activate your internal organs. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Before Meals

    Water helps in digestion of food. It is recommended to drink a glass of water about half an hour before you have a meal. However make sure you maintain a gap between water and the meal. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

     

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    Avoid After Meals

    While it is helpful for your digestion to drink water about 30 minutes before a meal, drinking water after a meal might not be good at all. Avoid drinking water too soon after a meal as it will dilute the digestive juices. However few sips can be fine. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Keep Sipping

    It is better to keep sipping water now and then during the day rather than drinking too much of it all at once. It allows your body to absorb and utilize water more effectively without putting too much stress on your heart. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Drink Before You Feel Thirsty

    By the time you feel thirsty, your body is already short of at least a couple glasses of water. So instead of drinking water only when you feel thirsty, drinking water proactively throughout the day.

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    During Some Illness

    It is always better to drink some water when you aren't feeling well. Some illnesses like fever, vomiting or diarrhea, bladder infections, and urinary tract stones require you to drink more water. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    When Not to Drink?

    While water helps you feel better when unwell, there are some health conditions like heart failure, some kidney, liver, and adrenal diseases that require you to limit your intake of fluids. Such diseases usually have an effect on the water excretion. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    With Medicines

    Medications without enough water can put extra strain on your kidneys. So it is always recommended to drink enough water while taking medicines. Water helps to flush out the wastes from the body and reduces any possible damage to the kidneys. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Unexpected Hunger

    Feel hungry too soon after a meal? Instead of eating something, drink a glass of water and the hunger will disappear. Drink water at these times to maximize the benefits on your body. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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